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Johnson’s Conservatives Pledge to Lock U.K. Income Tax Rates

Johnson’s Conservatives Pledge to Lock U.K. Income Tax Rates

Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party will pledge not to increase several key tax measures if it wins next month’s general election, part of a manifesto document that’s set to promise to return the
Tories Lead Labour as Brexit Party Loses Ground, Polls Show

Tories Lead Labour as Brexit Party Loses Ground, Polls Show

U.K. Conservatives remain ahead of Labour by at least 10 percentage points with less than three weeks to the general election, according to five different polls on national voting preferences released
Bolsonaro Dismisses Chances of Protests Breaking Out in Brazil

Bolsonaro Dismisses Chances of Protests Breaking Out in Brazil

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said his government is prepared for any unrest, as he expressed his concern about the wave of protests across South America.
Trump Ally Lewandowski Continues to Tease Run for U.S. Senate

Trump Ally Lewandowski Continues to Tease Run for U.S. Senate

Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, said Saturday he’s still considering a run for the U.S. Senate from New Hampshire, and taunted one of his potential Republican
Harvard-Yale Game Delayed By Student Protest; 20-30 Arrested

Harvard-Yale Game Delayed By Student Protest; 20-30 Arrested

New Haven, Conn. (AP) -- Protesters wearing the colors of both Harvard and Yale staged a sit-in at midfield of Yale Bowl during halftime of the 136th edition of the annual football rivalry known as
Yang Gets #BoycottMSNBC Trending on Debate Snub: Campaign Update

Yang Gets #BoycottMSNBC Trending on Debate Snub: Campaign Update

Angered by what he said were repeated snubs by MSNBC during Wednesday night’s Democratic debate in Atlanta, 2020 candidate Andrew Yang struck back on Twitter, and soon had the #BoycottMSNBC hashtag
Australia Probes Spy Claims by Man Who China Calls Fugitive

Australia Probes Spy Claims by Man Who China Calls Fugitive

Australia is investigating reports that a man who is claiming to be a Chinese spy is seeking political asylum in Australia and is offering intelligence information, ABC News reported, citing Treasurer
Record Turnout in First Hong Kong Vote Since Unrest Started

Record Turnout in First Hong Kong Vote Since Unrest Started

A record number of Hong Kongers cast ballots in district council elections Sunday, seizing the first opportunity to vote after months of increasingly violent protests calling for greater democracy.
Romanians Set to Re-Elect President as He Promises to End Chaos

Romanians Set to Re-Elect President as He Promises to End Chaos

Romanians are set to re-elect President Klaus Iohannis, who’s promising to bring normality after years of political chaos.
Trump’s ‘Point Man for Europe’ Is Poised for Bipartisan Beating

Trump’s ‘Point Man for Europe’ Is Poised for Bipartisan Beating

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. diplomat at the center of the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, once described himself as the “point man for Europe” who was also assigned by the president to oversee
U.S. Increased Sea Patrols to Send Message to China, Defense Secretary Says

U.S. Increased Sea Patrols to Send Message to China, Defense Secretary Says

The U.S. is conducting more patrols in the South China Sea to send a signal to China to maintain freedom in the area crucial for global trade, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday.
Lebanese Standoff Worsens as Beirut in Lockdown and Banks Reopen

Lebanese Standoff Worsens as Beirut in Lockdown and Banks Reopen

Lebanon’s army and police deployed heavily in the capital to prevent protesters from approaching parliament and trying to disrupt a session scheduled for later in the day as banks reopened after a

Leaders on the Attack Before TV Showdown: U.K. Campaign Trail

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will face-off in their first election debate on Tuesday evening as the Labour leader seeks to reverse the prime minister’s double-digit lead in the polls.
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Pakistan’s Convicted Ex-PM Leaves for U.K. for Medical Treatment

Pakistan’s Convicted Ex-PM Leaves for U.K. for Medical Treatment

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whose seven-year imprisonment in a corruption case was suspended by the Islamabad High Court in October, left for London on Tuesday to seek medical
U.S. Walks Out of Military Cost-Sharing Talks With South Korea

U.S. Walks Out of Military Cost-Sharing Talks With South Korea

The U.S. walked out of military cost-sharing talks with South Korea, after the key American ally balked at President Donald Trump’s demands for a five-fold funding increase.
South Africa’s Epidemic of Hate

South Africa’s Epidemic of Hate

From the highest level of government to the grassroots, the country is blaming foreigners for economic woes.
Trump Silent on Hong Kong as Senate Prepares Pro-Democracy Vote

Trump Silent on Hong Kong as Senate Prepares Pro-Democracy Vote

A push by Senate Republicans to support Hong Kong protesters has been met with silence from President Donald Trump, who has yet to indicate whether he would sign a bipartisan bill that risks angering
California’s Newsom Draws Tepid Approval on Fires, Blackouts

California’s Newsom Draws Tepid Approval on Fires, Blackouts

Governor Gavin Newsom is drawing lukewarm approval of his handling of the mass power shutoffs and wildfires that have had pundits declaring California on the brink of ruin.
Arms Race of Election Pledges Comes Too Late for Many in U.K.

Arms Race of Election Pledges Comes Too Late for Many in U.K.

Britain’s decade of austerity is coming to an end as politicians pursue an arms race of spending pledges before next month’s election. For the 90,000 or so people of Hartlepool, relief will be too